If you hear "Hi This is Amateur Radio Satellite Fox-1", the satellite is in transponder mode. A transmission with the 67 Hz tone should activate it.
The satellite is open for use for now, but there is likely to be another round of testing later this week.
On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 9:02 AM, W3MAT . [email protected] wrote:
AO-85 passes sounded good over the east coast this weekend. However, I set up for the 04:06 pass and only heard what sounded like the satellite back in test mode (female voice announcing this is Fox-1).
What is the status for this week, as there is a very good overhead pass today at 20:06 UTC?
On a side note, I like others I believe, have found that getting into AO-85 with your HT and handheld Arrow or Elk antenna to be almost impossible. Last evening I set up the Icom and used 20 watts, that was the first time I actually made more than one contact.
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